- Spring bulbs are emerging this month. Exposed leaves may get burned a little by the cold temperatures. This will not harm the flower buds.
- Spread wood ashes around vegetable gardens, flower bulb beds and non-acid loving plants.
- Continue to feed wild birds. Black oil sunflower seeds and suet cakes are a good choice for a wide variety of birds. Keep bird feeders clean and provide water.
- Trees can still be pruned now. You may notice excessive sap bleeding from pruning cuts on elm, maple, birch, dogwood, beech, walnut, magnolia, tulip poplar and redbud. This bleeding is harmless to the tree.
- Cut back overgrown shrubs. They will leaf out more quickly if you do any hard pruning at this time of the year.
- Trim ornamental grasses, mondo grass and liriope.
- Plant asparagus crowns when the soil is dry enough to work.
- If starting vegetables and herbs indoors, set up fluorescent growlights and gather needed materials.
- Order flowers for your sweetheart – Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!
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